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Hi I'm Lisa Reid

I'm a student. I'm a blogger. I'm an Aunt. I'm a Daughter of God. I'm a Christian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 26 years old and was raised a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I go to a singles congregation and I love it. I am a student at Brigham Young University- Idaho Pathways Program. I love to read, write, watch movies hang out and talk with my friends. I love meeting new people and talking about anything random. My goal in life is to start a homeless shelter for "at risk" homeless teens. I want to help people. I believe that kids are the future. I think if I can make the difference in one teen's life than it is all worth it. I believe this because someone did make a difference in my life just by caring. I believe the quote from Ghandi "Be the change you want to see in the world." I believe if we change our attitude towards others and try to serve them like Christ did with every person he met, the world will change.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church. I haven't always understood what that means. Until middle school, I didn't realize that LDS people were different from others. I just lived my life by the standards taught to me since I was born. The day I realized I was different was the day I was kicked out of a car by a parent who didn't want her child associated with a "Person who will go to hell because of my beliefs". I was confused and didn't understand what that meant at the time. Since then I have been judged and watched because of what I believe. While that has always been a struggle for me, I have come to learn that my beliefs are the most important things I have. In my darkest hour I have felt so alone that the only person that I could rely on was my Savior. He has always been there for me even when I pushed him away. When I feel alone and wronged or hurt I KNOW he is there for me. Like in the poem Footprints in the Sand by Mary Stevenson when it says "My precious child. I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering when you saw only one set of footprints... That was when I carried you." I truly believe that those hard times in my life when the Savior carried me are the reason I am a Mormon. I know that because of my beliefs wherever I go, I have people who will be there for me and care about me. I know the Lord loves me and has a plan for not only me, but all of us here on the Earth. I am grateful to be a Mormon. I have not always lived by the teachings of the church but, in those times when I was struggling and ignoring what I was taught, those are the hardest in my life. I know that the teachings of this church can change your life for the better. I know that the people of the Church aren't perfect, because I'm not perfect, but the teachings of the Church are perfect and true. The Church will help you no matter the trials you have, like the Lord, they will be there for you. Remember "God loves you ALWAYS!"~President Uchtdorf

How I live my faith

I live my life by a pattern I was taught in church. I serve My Father in Heaven and try to mirror my life after that of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I read the words of modern day prophets and the prophets of old. I have two blogs that help me portray my faith to others. I study the Gospel a few hours each day and volunteer 20 or more hours a week for my congregation. I live my faith by serving others at any chance I get. I live my faith by being the person that anyone can come to when they are in need. I live my faith be acting how a Daughter of God should.

What is the Relief Society?

Lisa Reid
Official Church Answer The Relief Society is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. Relief Society was established in 1842 for women 18 years of age and older. Its purpose is to build faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and help those in need. To me the Relief Society is my strength. It is the place that makes it possible for me to enter and LDS church building and feel instant connections. People In the Relief society visit me all the time just to check and make sure I am ok. I love Relief Society! Show more Show less